• Welcome To Third Grade!!



     If you would like to donate items for our class, we always welcome extra tissues, cleaning wipes, and paper towels. 


    Please remember to sign the planner every night 

    Any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at tbrown@jacksonsd.org


    Upcoming Events:      

    1/17 School Spirirt Day - Dress like your favorite book character 

    1/17 Candy Bingo 6:30-8:30pm 

    1/20 School Closed



    Here's what we will be working on this week (1/13 - 1/17):

    Math: We will finish Topic 6: Connect Area to Multiplication and Addition.Test on Wed. 1/15! Then we will begin Topic 8: Use Strategies and Properties to Add and Subtract. Nightly Fast Fact practice Monday -Thursday! Use a stopwatch to time how long it takes for addition and multiplication. Be sure to include the total correct. Your child has a sticker in their planner with their Google Login Information, they can access the math website (Pearson Realize)from Google. Please encourage your child to use the abundance of resources on the Pearson Realize website to help them with math. 

    Social Studies: We will begin researching an inventor in our research groups.

    Reading: We will continue our unit in nonfiction books.We will continue reading our biographies and start writing about our person.

      Writing: We will finish our next unit in Opinion writing. Students will think of a new topic they have a strong opinion about and reasons to support it.


    Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Please do not send any tree nut or peanut containing products to your child’s classroom during classroom celebrations. We are asking your assistance in providing these students with a safe learning environment.


    Thank you for your cooperation

    Lunch: 12:15 -12:45



    Monday: Computers

    Tuesday: Gym (wear sneakers)

    Wednesday: Music

    Thursday: Art

    Friday: World Language


             The Box Top contest is under way! Please help support our PTN by sending in as many box tops as you can.  Collection sheets can be printed from the PTN website, or you can send them in loose. 


    Remember to be Bucket Fillers, not Bucket Dippers!
    Bucket Filling Initiative
    Switlik Elementary School is working towards a more caring and respectful environment. We are using the world acclaimed book by Carol McCloud, Have You Filled a Bucket Today- A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids in order to create a safer, kinder, more respectful school culture.



    Pre- and Post On Demand Writing Assessments


    For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample at the onset of the new unit and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study.The Pre On Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his(her) learners. 

    At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.

    Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization , and grammar. It is expected that the child will show growth from the onset. 

    The rubric is scored on a scale of 1 - 4, with four being the highest score.

    It should be noted that the rubric used is set on a June expectation.


    4= writing exceeds grade level expectations

    3= writing is on grade level and meets the expectations of the grade level.

    2= writing is approaching grade level expectations.

    1= writing is below grade level expectations